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Old 06-29-2014, 09:01 AM   #21
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Ok, I went and looked, the steel that I reloaded was head stamped TW 5, not TW45. It is from Twin Cities Arsenal, boxer primed. I am not sure why I concluded that it was from WW2 but.... Again, I am not advocating reloading steel, but it certainly can be done.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:35 AM   #22
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These are steel cases u buy preprimed and resized?

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Not ammo u purchased shot deprimed reprimed reshaped reloaded?
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Brass work hardens and so over belling and crimping will make the neck brittle and it will split. You can reduce this by annealing the necks to soften them. If you don't over work the brass you have much less trouble to start with. Plating is harder than brass so if it starts to crack it can pull the brass open and start a split. This can happen with chrome plating on motorcycle frames as well. I have had factory rounds split on first firing.

Some countries loaded military ammo in steel cases during WW2 as brass was a strategic metal. I don't think anyone sells steel cases, primed or unprimed. Like the others I would not reload or use steel cases but it can be done. Steel cases can be hard on guns, especially extractors, if they are not designed for it.
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Not ammo u purchased shot deprimed reprimed reshaped reloaded?
Mine was bought/traded/aquired as arsenal loaded ammunition that I shot in one or more of my 1911s, then reloaded myself. I still have at least one full box of Twin Cities .45ACP ammo left.

At one time I had a few hundred rounds of American made steel .45 ammo, it used to be found fairly often at gunshows for sale pretty cheap; probably back in the late '70s or early '80s. If my memory is right, I still bought some up into the '90s.
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Isn't this a little like rebuilding a YUGO? Sure it can be done but why would you want to?

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All that being said my brass for my Tight Neck 222 the brass below was made in the 60's and set 2 world records and has worn it two other barrel out . The neck has been turned to .006 wall thickness the brass is never resized . When fired the brass is within .0015 of chamber it spring open to release bullet and goes back to original dimension to hold a new bullet .



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Isn't this a little like rebuilding a YUGO? Sure it can be done but why would you want to?
Well, just to show that we CAN, of course!

I don't have to deer hunt with my 1901 Rolling Block....
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